Tag Archives | Garmian

WesternZagros Reviews Financing

By Simon Kent. WesternZagros Resources has announced that an agreement has been reached with its major shareholder, Crest Energy International to defer the latest first drawdown notice date under the first tranche of its US$200 million unsecured credit facility from the original date of January 1, 2016 to May 1, 2016. The Company felt it […]

WesternZagros Updates on Kurdistan Ops

WesternZagros Resources has announced its production of light oil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq averaged approximately 5,000 barrels per day in the third quarter. As previously disclosed, operatorship of the Garmian Block was to transition from WesternZagros to Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V at the end of the exploration period for the block pursuant […]

WesternZagros Falls on Q2 Results

By John Lee. Shares in WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR) closed 3 percent down on Thursday following the announcement of its operating and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. Second quarter production from the Sarqala-1 well averaged 5,427 barrels of oil per day ("bbl/d"). The Sarqala-1 well has produced approximately 1.8 […]

WesternZagros Updates on Garmian, Kurdamir

WesternZagros Resources has issued an update in advance of the company's standard second quarter results which are scheduled for release on 13th August, 2015: Garmian Block Second quarter production from the Sarqala-1 well averaged 5,427 barrels of oil per day ("bbl/d). WesternZagros continues, in accordance with the KRG, to supply this production to the domestic […]

WesternZagros Operational and Corporate Update

WesternZagros Resources has provided an operational update for its Garmian Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and a corporate update. Hasira-1 Well The Hasira-1 well is in the process of being suspended after conducting a cased-hole testing program in the high pressure Mio-Oligocene oil reservoir. During this test the wellbore experienced a considerable influx […]

Gazprom Neft to Conduct Seismic Survey

Gazprom Neft is to conduct a 2D seismic survey on the south-eastern section of the Halabja block. The technical equipment and personnel required for the survey are currently being transferred from the south-western section, where the company has already successfully completed a survey spanning 225 linear km. 2D seismic surveys covering approximately 870 linear km […]

WesternZagros Year-End Results

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has announced its operating and financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. WesternZagros achieved several key financial and operational milestones during 2014 and to date, including the commencement of light oil production and sales at an average rate of 5,000 barrels of oil per day […]

Successful Rights Offering for WesternZagros

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has announced the successful closing of its rights offering which expired on November 14, 2014. The Rights Offering, together with the equity backstop arrangement provided by the Company's largest shareholder, Crest Energy International LLC, generated CDN$200 million in gross proceeds to the Company which will be used to fund development […]

Gazprom 'Forced to Quit Halabja Block'

By John Lee. Rudaw reports that Russia's Gazprom Neft has been forced to halt operations at its Halabja block following demonstrations by hundreds of protestors from 34 villages around the town of Darbandikhan. According to the report, the protesters have given the oil company until 20th October to stop all exploration activity, claiming that “scientific […]

WesternZagros Books First Oil Reserves

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has, subsequent to its declarations of commerciality and submissions of development plans, and in accordance with its accounting policies, completed an independent evaluation and a new independent audit of its light oil discovery on the Garmian block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The evaluation has, for the first time, […]

WesternZagros Up on Possible "Eye-Popping" Increase

By John Lee. Shares in WesternZagros Resources were up 8 percent in early trading on Wednesday following the announcement of its operating and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Commenting on the first quarter results and subsequent events, WesternZagros's Chief Executive Officer Simon Hatfield (pictured) said: "There have been several key […]

Oil Find Declared Commercial, Shares Fall

Shares in WesternZagros Resources fell 12 percent on Thursday following the announcement that it has completed a revised resources assessment of its Kurdamir Oligocene reservoir in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and there are no material changes. On the Garmian Block, declaration of commerciality has been filed, the Baram-1 exploration well has discovered light oil, […]